Dr. FAN Jun (范俊)

Ph. D., Princeton University, Princeton, USA
M. Sc., McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
B. Eng., Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Visiting address
YEUNG-P6712
Phone: +852 34429978

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes

Research Interests/Areas

Theoretical and Computational Biophysics

My long-term research goal is to explore molecular mechanisms of cellular systems and materials as well as to develop new computational tools in order to understand fundamental physical principles behind biological and materials phenomena.

On-going research projects include:

  1. Membrane deformation proteins, e.g., BAR family proteins;
  2. Actin cytoskeleton, which participates in many essential cellular processes such as signal transduction, cell division, cellular shape and volume changes, cell migration, and vesicular trafficking;
  3. Amino acid – water interactions;
  4. Functioning mechanism of photoreceptor protein in plants.

Teaching

Courses

AP1203 - General Physics III View Details

AP3114 - Computational Methods for Physicists and Materials Engineers View Details

AP3130 - Biomaterials View Details

AP3240 - Biophysics (NEW!) View Details

AP4172/6172/8172 - Simulation and Modelling in Multidisciplnary Sciences View Details

AP4173/6173/8173 - Biomedical Materials View Details

AP4175/6175/8175 - Advanced Technologies in Biomedical Devices View Details

Services in CityU

  • MBE Biomedical Representative                      2014/09-present
  • Responsibilities: Represent AP to coordinate teaching/program related issue.
  • Mainland/International Student Tutor  & Student Exchange Coordinator                      2015/09-present
  • Research Postgraduate Program Committee    2013/09-2017/06
  • Responsibilities: Review application materials, interview incoming students, write evaluation report
  • Scholarships and Prizes Coordinator                2013/09-2017/06
  • Responsibilities: Scholarship announcement and candidate selection
  • Computer and Software Coordinator                2013/09-2015/08
  • Responsibilities: Purchase software, computer and accessories for the department
  • Curriculum Committee – BEngBIE                  2015/09-2017/06

Services outside CityU

Undergraduate Student Research Advisor, Oversea Internship to Oak Ridge National Laboratory & University of Knoxville, USA, 1 June – 10 August 2015.

Undergraduate Student Research Advisor, Oversea Internship to Oak Ridge National Laboratory & University of Knoxville, USA, 30 May – 10 August 2016.

Undergraduate Student Research Advisor, Oversea Internship to Oak Ridge National Laboratory & University of Knoxville, USA, 30 May – 10 August 2017.

Undergraduate Student Research Advisor, Oversea Internship to Oak Ridge National Laboratory & University of Knoxville, USA, 30 May – 10 August 2017.

Activities

Participating in or organising a conference/an event: 

  • Workshop Organizer, 3rd Workshop on Parallel Computing and MPI Programming, Nov. 29, 2017
  • Organizer, 3rd symposium on Biophysics Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong, 17 January 2017.
  • Workshop Organizer, Parallel Computing and MPI Programming, Oct. 24, 2016
  • Conference Organizer, 1st CityU-Beijing University Joint Workshop, CityU, Jan. 2016
  • Workshop Organizer, Introduction to Parallel Computing and MPI Programming, Nov. 2015
  • Main Organizer, International Workshop for Computational Science and Engineering, Hong Kong, Dec. 2014
  • Local organizer, International Conference on Interdisciplinary Nanoscience for Energy, Life and Environment (INELE), Hong Kong Baptist University, Dec. 2013
  • Study Tour Coordinator to Singapore, May 2014

Talk or presentation: 

  • Invited speaker, The 2nd Worldwide Chinese Computational Biology and Molecular Simulation Conference, Guangzhou, China, Jun 7-10, 2018
  • Invited speaker, From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology (CBSB2018), Shenzhen, China, May 20-23, 2018
  • Invited presenter, 4th Post-Graduate Symposium on Biophysics, HKUST, Hong Kong,  8 April, 2018
  • Presenter,6th International Symposium of Membrane Biology, 31 March, 2018, Xiuning, China
  • Invited presenter, 7th Conference on Computation and Statistics of Complex Systems, Shenzhen, 1-4 Dec. 2017
  • Invited presenter, 13th Cross-strait Workshop on Nano Science and Technology, 19-23 April. 2017
  • Participant, 10th International Conference on Computational Physics, 16/01/2017 - 20/01/2017, China (Macao)
  • Invited presenter, 6th Conference on Computational and Statistical Study of Complex Systems, 25 – 28 Nov. 2016.
  • Participant, 60th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical-Society, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 27 February - 2 March 2016
  • Participant, 1st CityU-Beijing University Joint Workshop, Hong Kong, Jan. 25, 2016
  • Invited presenter, 2nd Post-Graduate Symposium on Biophysics, HKBU, Hong Kong,  6 Jan, 2016
  • Invited speaker, 5th Conference on Computation and Statistics of Complex Systems, Beijing, China, 24 Oct 2015 - 25 Oct 2015Presenter, Gordon Research Conference: Neutron Scattering, 21-26 June, 2015
  • Invited presenter, Departmental Colloquium, Physics, HKBU, 11 June, 2015
  • Invited presenter, The 2nd International Workshop on Computational Science and Engineering, Hong Kong, 13-16 December, 2014
  • Invited presenter, 1st Post-Graduate Symposium on Biophysics, CUHK, Hong Kong,  28 October, 2014
  • Invited presenter, the 4th Conference on Computation and Statistics of Complex Systems, Jilin, 5-8, September, 2014
  • Invited presenter, Functional Conformational Changes in Complex Biological Systems, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, P R China, 26 – 28 April 2014.
  • Invited presenter, The 17th Annual Conference of Physical Society of Hong Kong, HKBU,  Hong Kong, P R China, 7 June 2014.
  • Invited presenter, 2013 Hong Kong Workshop in Computer Modeling of Complex Processes, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, P R China, 17 – 19 December 2013.